The Twins of Karana

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The Twins of Karana
Start date: November 11th, 1945
End date: March 3rd, 1946
# of strips: 17 (17 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Atalan Deep"
Followed by: "The Singing Devils"

"The Twins of Karana" is the 32nd Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

The S.S. Argos arrives at Karana to take on supplies. The kingdom is ruled by the twins Kara and Karon. By the law, if one of them marries, the other one must give up the throne, and go into exile.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Karon, despotic ruler of Karan.
  • Princess Kara, despotic ruler of Karan.
  • An executioner.
  • Prinsess Kara's servant.
  • Prince Karon's aide.
  • A waiter.
  • A fakir.
  • Saggo, court wizard of Karana.


  • South Pacific
    • Karana, a distant kingdom.


  • S.S.Argus, Blaine's yacht.

Behind the scenes

  • The title for this story is taken from the strip of November 11, 1945 (Beginning: The Twins of Karana !).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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